By Major Andy Pilling, Company Commander, No 1 (Minden) Company
New Cadet Force Adult Volunteers are always welcome in Greater Manchester Army Cadet Force.
Some of the recently joined, new instructors, who are called PI's (Potential Instructors) started their Army Cadet Journey by attending their first training sessions in No 1 (Minden) Company.
New instructors are from different backgrounds and experience, those who have served in the armed forces, former cadets and those who have joined not having done anything similar before.
The weekend held at Heywood Detachment gave the new instructors their first insight into what lessons the new cadets will be taught in basic training. They discussed how the best ways to deliver the lessons to children of all abilities, keeping it both interesting and fun. They were shown how to construct a lesson for the cadets and the skills needed to plan, deliver lessons and build confidence as instructors.
At the end of a successful weekend, the new instructors had new skills which they will take with them and practice as they go through their own training to be qualified instructors. Transferring these new skills to their cadets, making the cadets personal journeys a better one.
To be a Cadet Force Adult Volunteer you don’t need to have a military background. The main requirement is that you want to help young people grow into successful adults, with skills they can get from no other place.
If you would like more information on becoming a cadet force adult volunteer please click the link here